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I am thrilled to be working at Q13 FOX News. Moving back to the amazing people and unrivaled beauty of the Pacific Northwest is a dream come true.

I grew up in Longview, Wash., and lived in the south Puget Sound for several years before beginning my broadcasting career in Reno, Nev., as a photojournalist. I then moved more than 2,000 miles away to Greensboro, N.C., where my nearly 10-year long stint in the deep south began.

After almost 7 years working as a photojournalist and reporter in Atlanta, I packed up my life and returned to my home state of Washington.

I live in Seattle with my partner and our awesome dog.

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    Power outage threatens Thanksgiving plans for some on Kitsap Peninsula

    BAINBRIDGE ISLAND, Wash. – Work crews scrambled to restore power to thousands of customers on the Kitsap Peninsula after Tuesday’s strong winds toppled trees into power lines across the county. Puget Sound Energy said it hopes to reconnect all customers to the grid by Wednesday evening, but they’re also telling some customers to have a backup plan for their Thanksgiving feasts just in case. For the second time in a week, downed trees littered Elle Tatum’s property. “Those trees had […]

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    Thanksgiving Day travel expected to be busy on mountain passes

    SNOQUALMIE PASS, Wash. — Traffic on Washington highways is about to get busy as Thanksgiving approaches. The Washington State Department of Transportation expects big delays over I-90 in the next several days. Driver Brodie Bain knows all about the delays and said they can be frustrating. “Traffic can get really terrible,” she said. “Sunday is probably going to be a total mess.” WSDOT said traffic volumes will spike on in the eastbound lanes on Wednesday, and then again in both […]

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    Capitol Hill drive-by shooting caught on video; Seattle police boosting patrols

    SEATTLE — Gunfire ripped though a busy Capitol Hill neighborhood over the weekend, sending five people to the hospital. The gunman is still on the loose. Those living and working in the neighborhood are demanding the city do more to make the area safe. Witnesses said the shots came from inside a silver-colored car. Seattle Police Department detectives are scouring surveillance video looking for clues; meanwhile, neighbors want more police on the streets. The entire shooting was caught on a […]

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    WSDOT now says it will have one lane of U.S. 2 to Stevens Pass open on Sunday

    SKYKOMISH, Wash. – Work crews for the Washington State Department of Transportation are scrambling to install a temporary fix on a bridge along U.S. 2. Heavy rains washed out the soil underneath the bridge and repairs could cause big-time backups for the holiday drive over Stevens Pass. The highway is closed at milepost 49, from Skykomish to Stevens Pass. WSDOT’s initial plan was to have this open to a single lane of traffic by Wednesday — the day before Thanksgiving. […]

  • Mac Machacek, 71, of Belfair, was killed in a crash in Gorst on Nov. 19, 2015. (Photo courtesy of family)

    Elderly man killed in DUI crash, police say; driver booked on homicide charge

    GORST, Wash. — Alcohol and speed led to a deadly crash on State Route 16 in Gorst Thursday morning. Police said the suspect is a 30-year-old man from Fircrest. The victim is 71-year-old Mac Machacek from Belfair. His family told Q13 FOX News he was a big teddy bear full of love. Mac was also a grandfather to six kids but now his family will spend the holidays without him. The crash happened at about 6 a.m.Thursday in front of […]

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    A half-dozen trees fall on couple’s home: ‘We always wanted trees in our back yard…’

    GRANITE FALLS, Wash. – Tuesday’s powerful winds toppled a half-dozen trees directly into the Granite Falls home of Charlotte and Louis Keeton. The Keetons said they were watching television when the trees fell; miraculously, no one was injured. Charlotte said her husband had just finished baking in the kitchen. Now the room is covered with insulation and debris. “We were blessed, and that’s all there is to it,” Louis said of escaping injury. Both the living room and kitchen were destroyed […]

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    Neighbors watch, wait for ocean to devour home in Pacific County

    NORTH COVE, Wash. — Parts of Pacific County have a history of eroding into the ocean during bad storms. What once was a neighborhood is now called Washaway Beach. The strong storm Tuesday pushed winds of 45 mph on shore with gusts forecast to reach up to 65 mph. No structures had been swept away by midday Tuesday, but the winter storm continued churning the winds and surf. Along Spruce Street, a mobile home clinged to what’s left of a […]

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    It’s coming down! Mountain passes get big dose of snow (VIDEO)

    HYAK, Wash. – The heavy storm has already closed both the Chinook and Cayuse mountain passes and more than a foot of snow is expected over Stevens and Snoqualmie passes. Washington State Department of Transportation snowplow crews  spent Monday afternoon circling I-90 trying to keep up with the snow. Extra crews had been alerted to help tackle the snow. “We call in our extra help in as need,” said WSDOT’s Mike Krahenbuhl. “We keep watching the weather and watch the […]

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    Snoqualmie River spills over banks; families prepare for wet weekend

    FALL CITY, Wash. – Families living in the Snoqualmie Valley watched and waited as the Snoqualmie River pushed above flood stage Friday. The river ran high and fast; it was filled with debris and conditions are only expected to worsen. “It has been a while since I’ve seen it this full,” said Tonya Guinn, who watched the swollen Snoqualmie Falls. “It’s huge.” The water began creeping higher and higher, covering low-lying roads by early Friday afternoon. “It’s gone up much […]

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    Mother spots man exposing himself, snaps picture of car

    RENTON, Wash. — There were some scary moments Wednesday morning for a Renton mother during her daily walk. She said a strange man stalked her and her young child and then did something so graphic she had to call police. That mother said she was walking down the street with her young son when the same vehicle passed them several times. When she spotted the driver not wearing any pants and fondling himself, she grabbed her phone and snapped a […]